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Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (6th Ed) Chapter 11 Intelligence James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers
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Origins of Intelligence Intelligence Test a method of assessing an  individual’s mental aptitudes  and comparing them to those  of others, using numerical  scores
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Origins of Intelligence Mental Age a measure of intelligence test  performance devised by Binet chronological age that most typically  corresponds to a given level of  performance child who does as well as the average  8-year-old is said to have a mental age  of 8
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Origins of Intelligence Stanford-Binet the widely used American  revision of Binet’s original  intelligence test revised by Terman at Stanford  University
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Origins of Intelligence Intelligence Quotient (IQ) defined originally the ratio of mental  age (ma) to chronological age (ca)  multiplied by 100  IQ = ma/ca x 100) on contemporary tests it is the  average performance for a given  age is assigned a score of 100
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What is Intelligence? Intelligence capacity for goal-directed and  adaptive behavior involves certain abilities  profit from experience solve problems reason effectively
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What is Intelligence? IQ is a score on a test it is not something you have Is intelligence singular or multiple  abilities? Does it relate to speed of brain  processing?
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Intelligence Is intelligence culturally  defined? Are intelligence tests  culture free?
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Are There Multiple Intelligences? Factor Analysis statistical procedure that identifies clusters of  related items (called factors) on a test used to identify different dimensions of  performance that underlie one’s total score General Intelligence   (g) factor that Spearman and others believed  underlies specific mental abilities measured by every task on an intelligence  test
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